It’s that time of the year; time when everyone is tired and busy and in need of a good laugh.
So who better to laugh at than me?
It’s been a while, since I have shown you the many styles of Jess, but it’s not from lack of trying. More lack of inspiration.
As it turned out, this was to change two weekends ago.
I was in Darwin’s one major shopping center on a Friday night, and the shops were full of teenage girls. One thing struck me as I watched them; their hair.
It was awful.
To be fair, not all of them, but a fair chunk.
It seems teenagers today (and I realise that I sound ridiculously old by saying that) have the most random hair styles ever. Did you know that piling all your hair into one obscure bun on the top of one side of your head was a fashion statement?
Well neither did I.
Now I realise, that since I am long overdue for a cut and colour, I am on no way qualified to mock the hair of others; so I’m not. In fact, just the opposite. I have decided to join them. I am embracing the crazy, and pretending I’m sixteen again.
Presenting the Many Styles of Jess: The Teenage Hair Edition.
Now to begin, this is what my hair could look like on any given day.
It’s not perfect, obviously. My fringe needs cutting, and the whole thing requires some attention, but it spends most of the time in a messy pony tail, so we make do.
Now, one thing I have noticed, is that head bands are back.
But not in the same way.
No. Now they are worn low on the forehead, and the back goes over the hair, rather than under.
Kind of like this.
As if to prove this point, my fashion forward five year old decided to model this while I snapped away.
And then inspired her brother.
Call me old fashioned, but I liked it the old way better.
I couldn’t help but try the in style; the head top bun, with fringe pulled back.
What can I say?
Pulling. This. Off.
Then I need to combine the two. This is what all the young kids who know anything about style are doing.
For others, not even a head band is necessary. You can just as easily make do with a random scrap of fabric, like one of Santa’s elves I saw, or, in my case, a tea towel.
You want to try it now don’t you?
Then there is the classic, ‘I want to be a rockstar look.’ High fringe, and messy pony tail at the back.
There is something about doing my hair like this that makes me want sing like Pink. (hmmm…there is a vlog in there somewhere.)
Then I thought, why not combine all of them? A head band with a tea towel, an odd bun and a poofy fringe at front? I could totally rock that look!
And I do, if I do say so myself.
Now I thought this was as random as it could get.
Apparently, when you are young, and beautiful and can wear a dress that would be easy to imagine on the red carpet at the oscars, it doesn’t matter how you do your hair.
In fact, you could just randomly attach a flower somewhere, and leave the rest as messy as you like.
Case in point.
I didn’t have a flower, but a Christmas decoration provided the same effect.
Plus, you know, it’s getting into the season. I’m so gonna wear my hair like this for Christmas dinner.
After doing all this, my hair looked a little worse for wear, so in the interest of authenticity, I thought I better show you.
Please, hold back your compliments; they will only embarrass me.
Amazingly, afterwards, I walked into the bathroom to discover that my hair had randomly fixed itself into a tousled look, that I would actually wear quite proudly out and about.
This of course is now the key to my morning routine. Put my hair in several positions, then let it out, hairspray it in place, and leave the house looking like the superstar I am.
Do you ever look at teenagers and wonder ‘what are you thinking?’